The big attraction to the town of Copan Ruinas, Honduras is the Mayan Ruins located only one (1) mile outside of town. It is an easy stroll. Part of it being a tree lined walk. Suggest you go in the morning, because of what can be sometimes be intense heat. Make sure you wear a hat! If your walking partner starts to complain about the heat or the distance, just remind them of all the work the Mayans did while on a corn diet!
I have visited the ruins on two (2) different trips to Copan Ruinas. The second time was like being there for the first time, because there is so much to study. I have visited a number of sites in Central America and Mexico. Each time I learn a lot more about the Mayan civilization.
You will need to pay an admission charge to enter the park. Plus, I strongly suggest you get a guide. They can add so many details to the tour that you would never get on your own. There is a little office on your left as you enter the park where the guides hang out. You can make arrangements there. If you are going to spend all the time and money to get to Copan Ruinas, Honduras then let go of a few bucks to do the ruins in the best possible way. The cost of a guide for 2 hours was around $25.
There is an open air museum that is very interesting where you will actually buy your tickets to the park. In addition to the open air visitor’s center, there is an enclosed museum building with some very interesting examples of the Mayan work.
Don’t try to take the easy way out by only visiting the museum. You HAVE TO visit the actual ruins to get the full effect of the Mayan life. Don’t let the Mayans think they did all that work for nothing!
Next-we will go visit the actual ruins!
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